PHP Web Development Tutorials

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Introduction ROT13 ("rotate by 13 places", sometimes hyphenated ROT-13) is a simple Caesar cipher used in online forums as a means of hiding spoilers, punchlines, puzzle solutions, and offensive materials from the casual glance. ROT13 has been described as the "Usenet equivalent of a...
While working with currency calculations, we often require to round a number to the nearest 10 or the nearest 50, like 407 should be 410. I've written a function which will do exactly that, it requires two parameters the number to the round, and the integer to be rounded to. The function is like...
PHP is arguably the most popular scripting language for Web sites. This popularity comes with a price, however, and that is increased attention to various vulnerabilities in PHP itself and in the plethora of Web applications written in PHP. The security features built into PHP are weak, and the...
Introduction Actually, this has been taken from my blog( and I re-updated the article for Go4expert. I am myself newbie to programming but still I have included here what I myself practice. This is just a basic guide to prevent basic flaws in your PHP based web apps....
The code snippet below will pick up a random image from the server and sends it to the browser. Try it out. <?php if($_GET){ $folder=$_GET; }else{ $folder='/images/'; } //path to image dir
This functions solves the problem of always writing the same code to check if a get or post request is set or not. Background I created this because I was tired of the extra code needed just to see if a request variable has the array key set or not. I don't want to use error suppression...
Shell Sort function in PHP <? function shellsort($elements,$length) { $k=0; $gap=(int) ($length / 2); while($gap>1) { $k++;
How to show the no. of users online on your site using PHP & MySQL. Step1: Creating the database Create a new table called 'useronline', with 3 fields inside a table. The fields are timestamp, ip and file. Below is the SQL to create the table. CREATE TABLE useronline ( timestamp...
There are times when we require to put a calendar in some web appplication of ours,writing the code to generate a calendar from scratch is painstaking and waste of time. So PEAR comes to rescue with its Calendar package. The package gives a ton of features, below you'll find a simple program to...
Manier times we require to create logs of various activities/errors in our web applications, so here we'll look into how to achieve that. Logging data to a file in PHP can be as simple or as complex as you want to make it. Break it down, though, and it all comes down to these three simple lines...
I never recommend using " (double quotes) when programming with PHP. Always use ' (single quotes) unless you need the features of " (double quotes). You might think it's much easier to write code as: echo "Today is the $day of $month"; However, using single quotes forces variables to be...
Recently i had to implement a file split-er in PHP and was shocked find how LESS pre written scripts are available for the task. So thought of writing a quick one myself. If you just want the code, I have a fully featured php script hosted at github Just download it there and well CONTRIBUTE :)...
Recently, an obscure detail in the way PHP processes strings came to my attention. This is processed by code that checks for simple lists (like 1. blah 2. blah, or - blah - blah, etc.). However, an innocent call to in_array($x, array('1.', '0.')) had surprising and unexpected results: our...
Strings in PHP are similar to the ones used in other languages. They define a group of characters combined together to form a string. There are several string functions which can be easily used for data manipulation. User does not to perform separate installation. There are various...
This is temperature conversion script, used to convert temperature from Celsius, Fahrenheit, Rankine, and Kelvin. The Code Include the script in your php project and call one of the conversion functions with a numeric value as its parameter to get some output. You can convert from Celsius,...
Many sites send you a temporary password after u sign up with them. Here is is how you too can do that function TempPassword($tp_len) { $pstring = "aAbBcCdDeEfFgGhHiIjJkKlLmMnNoOpPqQrRsStTuUvVwWXxYyZz0123456789"; $plen = strlen($pstring); for ($i = 1; $i <= $tp_len; $i++) ...
Many websites generate temporary password or some generate the Activiation code for verification of email. They send the mail with that code in it and so If you wonder how they do this here is a function to do this. Input : - Length of the Random string you wish to generate Output :- Random...
There are many different traffic analysis tools, ranging from simple counters to complete traffic analyzers. Although there are some free ones, most of them come with a price tag. Why not do it yourself? With PHP, you can easily create a log file within minutes. In this article I will show you how!...
File Transfer Protocol or popularly known as FTP has been a de facto standard for transferring files for many years, can be used in many programs / utilities like backup programs, etc. PHP is being increasingly used in writing scripts for maintenance and other purposes and the FTP extensions...
Many times its required that we truncate a long string and add ellipsis to the end of the truncated string. Here's a function which does exactly that. function truncate( $varb, $num ) { $dnum = intval($num); if (strlen($varb)>$dnum) { $nvarb = substr($varb, 0,...